Federation Square

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  • Address: Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +61-396551900
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Leisure, Market, Square, Family And Kids

A popular public space, the square is also a marvel of design. It’s hemmed in on three sides by a U-shaped formation of buildings. The paving is primarily done in 470000 sandstone blocks. The buildings that surround the square are described as de-constructivist (minimalist and angular). An elevated footpath is the riverside promenade, a peaceful area with shady trees. There’s an atrium with an intricate cooling system where temperatures drop more than 10°C as compared to out in the open. There’s even a giant public screen that broadcasts live sporting events. The tenants here include the Melbourne Visitor Centre, the Edge Theatre, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. For all its startling features, the Federation Square has been awarded the title of the world’s fifth ugliest building. Go figure. Yet the people watching is brilliant, as is the food all around.

One of the most iconic squares in the Melbourne, the Federation square is a marvel in itself. With U shaped buildings surrounding, the square should be on the top of must visit list when you’re travelling to Melbourne. Even though the entry to this square is free and you don’t require any Federation Square tickets, still you can get the Federation Square tours which are guided and will tell you more about the architectural designs there. Book the Federation Square tour tickets and know for yourself. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Melbourne Itinerary 6 Days.

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  • Check the official website for events.

  • Free entry

  • Tram on Flinder’s Street.

  • Feddish
  • Bokchoy Tang

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  • Federation Square Address: Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Federation Square Contact Number: +61-396551900
  • Federation Square Timing: 24-hrs
  • Federation Square Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Federation Square(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Federation Square: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Melbourne include Federation Square in their plan

  • 50.08% of people start their Federation Square visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Federation Square

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

61.33% of people prefer walking in order to reach Federation Square

People normally club together Block Arcade and City Circle Tram while planning their visit to Federation Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Always something happening at Federation Square. Easy access via city trams and trains. Walking distance to city attractions and river. Centrally located. Plenty of nearby restaurants and cafes as well as interesting laneways.

  • Amazing place to enjoy and relax as lot of cultural and group activities go on here. People come from different origins and cultural background and celebrate together. On few occasions, public screenplay for footy matches would be displayed.

  • Gingerbread village is just too good. It looks amazing, they gave made all Melbourne landmarks here. A must see.

  • Federation Square is a venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the CBD of Melbourne. It built above busy railway lines and across the road from Flinders Street station. It incorporates major cultural institutions such as the Ian Potter Centre and ACMI and Koorie Heritage Trust as well as cafes and bars in a series of buildings centred around a large paved square, and a glass walled atrium. The corner is occupied by a glass walled pavilion that provides access to the underground Melbourne Visitor Centre. A great place to spend an afternoon with friends and family.

  • It's Melbourne's central public space, beautiful. Good food good wine,public cinemas...if you're coming to Melbourne, don't miss it.

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